Author Archives: Don Yates, Music Director

Halou just keeps getting better.

Halou at the Mezzanine, San Francisco – Photo Courtesy of ieerror This San Francisco band just keeps getting better. Halou’s 3rd album Wholeness and Separation, seamlessly blends electronics with live instrumentation and Rebecca Coseboom’s gorgeous vocals for a dynamic set of adventurous trip hop ranging from aggressive, distortion-laden electro-rock to delicate, atmospheric ballads. You canRead more…

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Slender Means, check them out…

Slender Means at Olympia Art Walk, Photo Courtesy of Slender Means Great Song of the Day podcast today. It’s a live version of “Painless Life” by Slender Means from last year’s Neon & Ruin. This Seattle band’s debut is an amazingly accomplished album of indie pop-rock perfection. Every single song is spiked with memorable hooks.Read more…

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A big leap forward for Asobi Seksu.

Asobi Seksi at Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto – 5/6/06 Photo Courtesy of rockpaperpixels New York based Asobi Seksu takes a big leap forward on their 2nd album of shoegazer-influenced dream-pop. While the ghosts of Lush and My Bloody Valentine can still be easily heard in the dense, swirling guitars and ethereal vocals, Citrus fleshes out theirRead more…

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Can You Dig It?

Thee Emergency at the KEXP Yule Benefit, Neumos – 12/16/06 Photo Courtesy of William Anthony One of the more exciting live acts in Seattle right now, Thee Emergency went to Detroit to record their debut album with noted producer Jim Diamond, a smart move considering the group’s affinity with Detroit punk and garage-rock. Diamond didRead more…

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New Gnarls Barkley album review

Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere (Downtown) Former Goodie Mob rapper Cee-lo Green and hip hop producer Danger Mouse hooked up for this startlingly original set of what they call “psychedelic hip hop,” adventurously blending hip hop with soul, rock, electronic, gospel and lots more. Cee-lo sings far more than he raps here, and his creamy,Read more…

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